Eliminate Vista Boot Manager

Posted: 10-25-2007, 03:55 PM
I have XP on my C drive and put Vista on my D drive to try it out. I've had
too many problems to consider Vista as an alternative right now. So I
formatted my D drive to remove Vista but when I reboot, the Vista/Windows
boot manager still thinks Vista is an option. How do I remove this and have
it boot directly to XP?


Eliminate Vista Boot Manager


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John Inzer
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Re: Eliminate Vista Boot Manager
Posted: 10-25-2007, 05:05 PM
Kent McPherson wrote:
> I have XP on my C drive and put Vista on my D drive to try it out. I've
> had too many problems to consider Vista as an alternative right
> now. So I formatted my D drive to remove Vista but when I reboot,
> the Vista/Windows boot manager still thinks Vista is an option. How
> do I remove this and have it boot directly to XP?
===================================
Sounds like you need to edit your Boot.ini file.
***Proceed at your own risk***


(289022) How to edit the Boot.ini file in
Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022

Remove the entry for Vista...

For booting only to Windows XP...the file should
look something like the following:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn


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Re: Eliminate Vista Boot Manager
Posted: 10-25-2007, 05:56 PM
In newsYadndi3YYHgIb3anZ2dnUVZ_q-jnZ2d@comcast.com,
Kent McPherson <kent@adahighlander.com> wrote:
> I have XP on my C drive and put Vista on my D drive to try it
> out. I've had
> too many problems to consider Vista as an alternative right
> now. So I
> formatted my D drive to remove Vista but when I reboot, the
> Vista/Windows
> boot manager still thinks Vista is an option. How do I
> remove this and have
> it boot directly to XP?
The simplest solution to this issue is to download, install in
XP, and run this program.

VistaBootPRO 3.3
http://www.vistabootpro.org/

Once you've launched the program, click on System Bootloader.
Select "Windows Legacy Bootloader".
Select "All Drives".
Hit the "Install Bootloader" button.

Restart your computer.

The alternative procedure is to boot with your XP installation
CD into the Recovery Console and run the fixboot C: command.

To start the computer and use the Recovery Console
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true

Fixboot
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/r_c_cmds.htm#Fixboot

Good luck

Nepatsfan


uhaligani
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Re: Eliminate Vista Boot Manager
Posted: 10-25-2007, 06:11 PM

John Inzers solution will not work. Your present boot up is not using
the Boot.ini. Try VistaBootPro, but you will probably still have to
insert the boot.ini file in the root if it does not exist there already.


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Re: Eliminate Vista Boot Manager
Posted: 10-25-2007, 07:13 PM

"Kent McPherson" <kent@adahighlander.com> schreef in bericht
newsYadndi3YYHgIb3anZ2dnUVZ_q-jnZ2d@comcast.com...
>I have XP on my C drive and put Vista on my D drive to try it out. I've
>had too many problems to consider Vista as an alternative right now. So I
>formatted my D drive to remove Vista but when I reboot, the Vista/Windows
>boot manager still thinks Vista is an option. How do I remove this and
>have it boot directly to XP?
>
The fastest way:

1. Boot to XP

2. got to a CMD prompt ( start run type cmd and press
OK (or run)

3. in cmd window type "cd\boot" (without the quotes!)

4. put DVD from Vista in DVD drive

5. don't let install run close that screen (red X right
top)

6. type "X:\boot\bootsect /nt52 c:" (where X is the drive
letter from the DVD reader)

7. reboot the PC it should load XP by default now (entry's
from Vista are gone)





Ko


John Barnett MVP
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Re: Eliminate Vista Boot Manager
Posted: 10-25-2007, 07:18 PM
I would agree with Nepatsfan that VistaBootPro would be the logical way of
removing the entry.

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"Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@SBXXXIX.com> wrote in message
news:SJCdnT_bV-9TRb3anZ2dnUVZ_gednZ2d@comcast.com...
> In newsYadndi3YYHgIb3anZ2dnUVZ_q-jnZ2d@comcast.com,
> Kent McPherson <kent@adahighlander.com> wrote:
>> I have XP on my C drive and put Vista on my D drive to try it out. I've
>> had
>> too many problems to consider Vista as an alternative right now. So I
>> formatted my D drive to remove Vista but when I reboot, the Vista/Windows
>> boot manager still thinks Vista is an option. How do I remove this and
>> have
>> it boot directly to XP?
>
> The simplest solution to this issue is to download, install in XP, and run
> this program.
>
> VistaBootPRO 3.3
> http://www.vistabootpro.org/
>
> Once you've launched the program, click on System Bootloader.
> Select "Windows Legacy Bootloader".
> Select "All Drives".
> Hit the "Install Bootloader" button.
>
> Restart your computer.
>
> The alternative procedure is to boot with your XP installation CD into the
> Recovery Console and run the fixboot C: command.
>
> To start the computer and use the Recovery Console
> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true
>
> Fixboot
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/r_c_cmds.htm#Fixboot
>
> Good luck
>
> Nepatsfan
>
>
Kent McPherson
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Re: Eliminate Vista Boot Manager
Posted: 10-25-2007, 08:12 PM
VistaBootPro was the answer! Thanks.


"John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
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>I would agree with Nepatsfan that VistaBootPro would be the logical way of
>removing the entry.
>
> --
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> Associate Expert
> Windows - Shell/User
>
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> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
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> for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out
> of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in
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>
> "Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@SBXXXIX.com> wrote in message
> news:SJCdnT_bV-9TRb3anZ2dnUVZ_gednZ2d@comcast.com...
>> In newsYadndi3YYHgIb3anZ2dnUVZ_q-jnZ2d@comcast.com,
>> Kent McPherson <kent@adahighlander.com> wrote:
>>> I have XP on my C drive and put Vista on my D drive to try it out. I've
>>> had
>>> too many problems to consider Vista as an alternative right now. So I
>>> formatted my D drive to remove Vista but when I reboot, the
>>> Vista/Windows
>>> boot manager still thinks Vista is an option. How do I remove this and
>>> have
>>> it boot directly to XP?
>>
>> The simplest solution to this issue is to download, install in XP, and
>> run this program.
>>
>> VistaBootPRO 3.3
>> http://www.vistabootpro.org/
>>
>> Once you've launched the program, click on System Bootloader.
>> Select "Windows Legacy Bootloader".
>> Select "All Drives".
>> Hit the "Install Bootloader" button.
>>
>> Restart your computer.
>>
>> The alternative procedure is to boot with your XP installation CD into
>> the Recovery Console and run the fixboot C: command.
>>
>> To start the computer and use the Recovery Console
>> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true
>>
>> Fixboot
>> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/r_c_cmds.htm#Fixboot
>>
>> Good luck
>>
>> Nepatsfan
>>
>>
>

Nepatsfan
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Re: Eliminate Vista Boot Manager
Posted: 10-25-2007, 08:15 PM
You're welcome. Thanks for taking the time to let us know your
problem is fixed.

Nepatsfan

In news:csadncPi3Y9YZb3anZ2dnUVZ_oytnZ2d@comcast.com,
Kent McPherson <kent@adahighlander.com> wrote:
> VistaBootPro was the answer! Thanks.
>
>
> "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote in
> message
> news:uCX9hvzFIHA.4296@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> I would agree with Nepatsfan that VistaBootPro would be the
>> logical way of
>> removing the entry.
>>
>> --
>> John Barnett MVP
>> Associate Expert
>> Windows - Shell/User
>>
>> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
>> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
>>
>> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No
>> warranty of any
>> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to
>> the accuracy,
>> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall
>> not be liable
>> for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential
>> damages arising out
>> of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions
>> expressed in
>> this mail/post..
>>
>> "Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@SBXXXIX.com> wrote in message
>> news:SJCdnT_bV-9TRb3anZ2dnUVZ_gednZ2d@comcast.com...
>>> In newsYadndi3YYHgIb3anZ2dnUVZ_q-jnZ2d@comcast.com,
>>> Kent McPherson <kent@adahighlander.com> wrote:
>>>> I have XP on my C drive and put Vista on my D drive to try
>>>> it out. I've
>>>> had
>>>> too many problems to consider Vista as an alternative
>>>> right now. So I
>>>> formatted my D drive to remove Vista but when I reboot,
>>>> the
>>>> Vista/Windows
>>>> boot manager still thinks Vista is an option. How do I
>>>> remove this and
>>>> have
>>>> it boot directly to XP?
>>>
>>> The simplest solution to this issue is to download, install
>>> in XP, and
>>> run this program.
>>>
>>> VistaBootPRO 3.3
>>> http://www.vistabootpro.org/
>>>
>>> Once you've launched the program, click on System
>>> Bootloader.
>>> Select "Windows Legacy Bootloader".
>>> Select "All Drives".
>>> Hit the "Install Bootloader" button.
>>>
>>> Restart your computer.
>>>
>>> The alternative procedure is to boot with your XP
>>> installation CD into
>>> the Recovery Console and run the fixboot C: command.
>>>
>>> To start the computer and use the Recovery Console
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true
>>>
>>> Fixboot
>>> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/r_c_cmds.htm#Fixboot
>>>
>>> Good luck
>>>
>>> Nepatsfan


 
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